I did part one of the Get to Know Me last week and wanted to complete the second part of the questionnaire. It was really fun to do and had fun going down memory lane. Let’s get started:
What three things would you advise your children?
I always encourage my kids to be themselves and be kind to everyone. No matter what they know they can come and talk to mommy and daddy about anything.
Is there any secret of yours that you want to share with your children?
Nope! lol nothing they need to know right now. Maybe a little later on when they get older. I don’t want any wrong ideas!
Do you wish to choose a career for your child?
Oh my gosh, no! No way. These kids know they can follow their dreams and as their parents we will not step in their way. My oldest is four, so she’s got sufficient time to figure it out. In the last few months, she’s wanted to be a hair stylist, firefighter and a teacher. Who know’s what we’ll end up with!
Share two lessons that your children taught you.
Patience. I had zero patience before kids. Having my kids taught/made me learn to be patient. (lol some may say I still lose me s#$! easily – but what parent wouldn’t after hearing mom, mom, mom, mom, MOMMMMM!!!).
To slow down. We move through life so fast and as moms we’re so quick to just hurry up and get things done. I’ve learned to slow down and appreciate the time I have with my kids. They literally do grow up so fast, slow down and enjoy it!
What difficulties did you face in managing home and children?
I actually didn’t find this too challenging. Like I’ve mentioned before I love planning and organizing myself. I try to get things done while the kids are napping or at school. This frees up time to spend with the family.
Tell any moment of your child which filled your eyes with tears – but proud?
Hmmm I can be sappy sometimes but not a big crier. For my daughter, the first day she started school. I was so proud of the girl she became and that she was starting her big girl journey on her own. For my son, I’ve had a lot of exciting moments with him so far but I did not cry. He’s a mama’s boy so I’m sure that day will come soon lol.
What is the best age of being a mother?
I’m not too sure how to answer this one. I don’t think there is any set age to be a mother. I feel like only that person will know when that time is right for them. Every woman has their own goals they may want to accomplish before having kids or places they want to go or just not ready yet. Whatever the case, don’t fall into pressure from those around you that you need to rush into anything. One thing I do feel is that if the situation is under your control, make sure that you are ready to put that baby first.
Mother and children = …………..?
Mother and children = A bond that lasts forever.
Two pieces of advice to the mothers-to-be?
- Do what’s best for you and your baby. Don’t let society or those around you tell you what you need to do. I felt such bad mom guilt for my kids that I was not able to breast feed them. One would not latch and then I was just not producing enough milk for the other. I was told “Oh you’re giving up too easily” or “You’re kids won’t be smart” blah blah blah. Guess what? I did not give up easily I went to doctors and classes and no luck. Guess what again? My daughter was formula fed and she is one of the top students in her class. So no I am not sorry I formula fed as that’s what worked out best for me and my baby.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you have your family or your in-laws close by, don’t feel ashamed or too proud to ask for a helping hand. Sometimes you need a break and THAT’S OKAY!!!
Who is the most organized child of yours?
Definitely my daughter! My son is almost two, so being organized is definitely not on his agenda!
What was the hardest thing while having a baby?
It was accepting my body changes. The amount of cellulite and stretch marks I gained and the body weight!!! Yeesh! I’m way more better about it now but Mama’s give yourself a break, your body just went through a hell of a lot!
After becoming a mom, does your love increase for your mother?
My mom and I have always had a close bond. But yes yes yes!!! The love and appreciation for my mom has grown immensely. She is still my rock through tough times and I can still go to her about ANYTHING! My best friend for sure (love you Mommy).
What three habits do you want to see in your children as they grow up?
- Always have a kind heart
- Always have a positive Attitude
- Be humble but don’t take crap from anyone!
What was your favourite food during the pregnancy days?
First Pregnancy – Pizza and burger king
Second pregnancy – Watermelon
Who named your child/children?
I never cared about “meaningful names”. I’m more of the type if I like the name then I like tthe name. I didn’t care about if the name was religious or held some kind of meaning. With that being said this is what we came up with:
My Daughter – Me…..I knew from when I was younger that her name was going to be Mya. I loved her name because of the RnB singer lol. I was obsessed. She was given the same middle name as mine, Azalea.
My Son – My hubby (insert eye roll). I wanted the name Xavier but my husband is very superman obsessed and wanted Kal-El. I did not want a hyphenated name so we agreed on Khalel. He was given Xavier as his middle name. Not because he agreed with me for the sake of agreeing with me but because it would be like the guy from X-Men (insert eyeroll again).
And that’s a wrap! Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. It was fun sharing my thoughts and opinions with you all. Don’t forget to like and follow for more mommy content!